Historical Events In April - 12
Monday, 28 September 2020
1879 On April - 12 frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week
1883 On this day in history the birth of Imogen Cunningham, American photographer
1883 French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal on April - 12.
1883 Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award) on this day in history.
1884 On this day in history otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
1887 On April - 12 henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo
1892 On this day in history george C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1892 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
1894 On this day in history british & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa
1894 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58) on April - 12.
1896 On April - 12 stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
1896 Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on April - 12.
1898 On this day in history army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy
1898 On April - 12 grantley H Adams, president of Barbados
1902 On this day in history louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)
1903 On this day in history jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
1904 M Wolf discovers asteroid #531 Zerlina on April - 12.
1904 Harald James Penrose, pilot on April - 12.
1905 On April - 12 hippodrome arena opens (NYC)
1905 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history belgium govt of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
1908 Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts on April - 12.
1908 On April - 12 carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia
1909 Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens on April - 12.
1909 On April - 12 hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79
1910 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys) on April - 12.
1910 On April - 12 william G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69
1911 A non-stop London-Paris flight takes 3h56m the first time on this day in history.
1911 LT Theodore Ellyson qualifies as first naval aviator on this day in history.
1911 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m) on this day in history.
1911 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics) on this day in history.
1912 Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep) on April - 12.
1912 Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90 on this day in history.